Senior Buyer - Travel
What We'll BringAt TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We’re consistently exploring new technologies and tools to be agile. The environment gives people the opportunity to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.
Come be part of our team – you’ll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.
What You'll Bring
BA degree and/ or 6-8 years of equivalent work experience in Global Strategic Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management, Global Procurement experience. Particular experience is the Travel & Expense category is a distinct advantage.
Experienced negotiator having worked in global environments
Strong influencing and networking skills in order to work in cross functional teams across borders and sell the benefits of global deals
Knowledge of contract terms and conditions and experience working closely with a Legal team
CPSM / CIPS certification preferred or any related certification of Procurement.
Critical thinking and analytical skills
Time management and project management skills
Experience in working within a fast paced, highly matrixed, agile environment
Experience with proactively formulating strategies and approaches to achieve project objectives.
Experience with managing, negotiating vendor agreements in M&A scenarios including transition servicing agreements (TSAs)
We’d Love To See:
Supplier Strategy, plan, source and select new vendors and optimize relationships with existing vendors
Negotiate the best available price, terms and meet savings and quality goals, minimize risk and ensure compliance with company standard.
Communicate and promptly resolve any product, service and contract issues which may pose a risk or impact to the business.
Obtain quotes, prepare price analysis and recommendations on delivery, payment terms and vendor contracts.
Coordinate with stakeholders and vendors in expediting process to ensure critical delivery requirements.
Track quality metrics; work with suppliers to resolve open quality issues and implement robust corrective actions preventing recurrence.
Contract negotiations for global pricing, improved pricing, language terms that meets company needs and avoid risk.
Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiencies
Provides support to develop/drive global sourcing strategy for Travel & Expense category spend.
Remain current on market trend data for commodities in your area of responsibility
Working independently in managing stakeholders, the sourcing process and vendor management components of category
Impact You'll MakeImpact You’ll Make:
Successfully executing global and regional deals in the timelines agreed upon with key stakeholders
• Minimizing contractual risks to the company while demonstrating improvement in value for cost
• Leading key negotiations
• Managing projects appropriately to meet timescales, working with stakeholders on business cases and making vendor recommendations
Managing responsibility for both sourcing and vendor management activities
Overseeing large sourcing engagements and vendor management programs and personally leading highly visible (multi-BU or global), complex sourcing initiatives
Aligning with key customers and achieving strategic performance goals (savings, managed spend)
Global Procurement is a team of professional buyers and negotiators that acquire products and services that TransUnion requires both locally and globally. The Procurement buying teams are organized by category and commodity and are supported by IT Asset Management (ITAM) and Procurement Operations. The team also manages the relationships with vendors that supply TransUnion and also interfaces with other internal functions that oversee third party relationships such as Information Security, Accounts Payable, Finance, Legal, and Third Party Risk functions. The team manages RFI’s, RFP’s and Predictive Benchmarks to facilitate the bidding process. The two most important objectives in our negotiations is to protect the company and to get the best possible cost of ownership for the products and services being acquired